Thanks for taking the time to re-read my piece! Zionism has nothing to do with Israeli policy. I know Zionists who are very critical of the policies of the Israeli government. I know Zionists who always defend Israeli policy. I know Zionists who sometimes criticize Israeli policy and sometimes praise it (which is probably the most sincere approach). Zionism, most specifically biblical Zionism, the subject of my piece, is not inherently political. Zionism deals with the religious connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel.